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Burma Crackdown on Prominent Monks and Activists Continues; More Get Long Term Jail

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A prominent monk *Ashin Gambira* was condemned to 12 years prison. But his case is not closed yet. He will probably get more than 50 years because there are so many charges against him.
Ashin Gambira is a spokesmonk for the Saffron Revolution and he spoke well of the protest leaders.
A Buddhist monk *Ashin Kelasa* from Mandalay was also sentenced to 35 years for his involvement in protests.
Two activists Tin Htoo Aung , Kam Lat Hkoat were sentenced to 33 years each, and another activist Kat Hkant Kwal was sentenced to 8 years imprisonment. They all have been convicted of involvement in last year protests led by the Buddhist monks.


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Ashin Mettacara is a 27-year-old Buddhist monk from Burma who is blogging and contributing with the aim of spreading news to the whole world about the crisis in Burma. He is not part of any political group, association or organization. He is (more...)

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